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…de you with tips, helpful information, news and updates; Notify you of new services; Seek your views on new products and services; Consider your application for employment; Assist with the DSA’s own administrative and quality assurance purposes; or For other purposes that may be detailed on the DSA website or a mobile application. The DSA will act as a data controller of such personal data. The DSA will only collect personal data to serve a specif…

Visiting the Electric Eels

…ding to help our amazing swimmers to achieve their potential. What is your best memory from Electric Eels? Too many too choose from…some of the best moments are seeing a child swim a length by themselves for the first time, master a new skill or win a race in a gala. Watching our synchro team compete internationally has also been amazing! What would you say to other coaches thinking of getting involved in Down’s syndrome sport? You won’t regret it…

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…o identify you personally. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example: enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s…

Carbohydrates – the energy providers

…ess sugar is stored within the body ready for a rainy day. When we consume fast releasing carbohydrates (sugar) there is a big spike in insulin, this is the body’s way of processing the new fuel, and this also leads to an increase in our blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, what goes up must come down, after a short period of time we get a big drop in blood sugar levels, making us feel tired and lethargic. Difficulties ensue if we then reach for ano…

A day in the life of an athlete – Charlotte Cox

…is my weakest event. I do 3 practice puts, then take my place in line, my best put is 4.05, its enough to give me overall Multi-event points of 1925, which secures me my first gold medal of this competition. Thats me done for the day, I take my water and bag and head to the stands, have more water and snacks and watch the rest of the competition, medal presentation is tomorrow. After the final event of the evening the bus takes us back to the hot…

DSActive & WorkFit support Luke in his new role

…bing the typical learning profile of a person with Down’s syndrome and how best to support Luke in his role. Simon James, the WorkFit Employment Development Officer, explained that as a visual learner, Luke would need to be shown new tasks and jobs and would then benefit from doing it himself. James Medder from DSActive provided the coaches with support and guidance on how to ensure best practice is being achieved in each DSActive training session…

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Tips on fundraising by Brentford Penguin FC

…articipants to enjoy and that helps accelerate learning.” What are the long-term goals of Brentford Penguin FC? “The long-term goals of Brentford Penguins FC are to maintain a quality training environment, with regular external incentives, experiences and football playing days, to provide a lifestyle for the young people with Down’s Syndrome and their families, which previously was never even of consideration for them. We would like to share the d…

Charlie – Guest Blog

…g the actors. Do you enjoy acting? I like acting a lot. I was in 21&Co drama group and I played King Hamlet on the stage for my school. What new sports would you like to try? I want to learn golf next. Thank you Charlie for taking the time to write a blog for DSActive. If you have a story about something you enjoy doing to be healthier, we want to hear about it! Please email us at dsactive@downs-syndrome.org.uk to find out how your story could be…

Vinay shares his cooking tips!

…I like to do for myself. I like using a different mix of spices. One of my best meals would be my cream of vegetable soup, it’s a great winter meal. Here are my top 5 dishes I like to cook: 1. Mixed vegetable salad 2. Pasta 3. Mixed vegetable creamy soup 4. Mixed fruit salad 5. Vegetable pie with mash Here are some of my photos of my cooking and meals out I’ve had. Thanks for the great advice Vinay! Vinay has also written blogs on swimming and his…